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FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 10:00am EST
getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> i'm jamie colby. haiti had to call off the search for survivors. u.n. officials say at this point they'll act only when they hear sounds of life. the humanitarian effort ramps up. a star-studded telethon last night raise money for haiti. ♪ [ music ] >>
FOX News
Jan 30, 2010 11:30am EST
problems with this proposal, this is they're going to go on medicare earlier, which will cost money. they won't be paying taxes 'cause they're not working. but the -- this has budgetary problems way more than what's been analyzed. broadly speaking again, to your point, if you take tarp money and make it a magic slush fund and pay people to join the army $100,000, that would lower the unemployment rate. >> it's going to cost you more money to take a job away from someone who is around that age than it is to keep them in their job. these people need this job to make rent. they are not dead weight. so this notion of retiring them early so that some young person who can live at home and be taken care of by his parents is better for our economy is crazy. >> last word. >> it's a voluntary program. it's not a matter of getting rid of dead wood. it's only people who are willing and ready to leave the work force. those people who are ready to leave ought to be given an incentive so that perhaps a younger worker who is going to be paying into the system can have a shot. >> kucinich is over 60
FOX News
Jan 12, 2010 10:00pm EST
aleve have the strength to relieve arthritis pain all day. >> greta: the agency that runs medicare has issued a warning. what is that warning? is anyone listening? steve moore joins us live. steve is the senior economic writer for the "wall street journal" editorial page. center for medicare and medicaid service has a warning what is it? >> this bill is going to cost more than expected. this bill was intended to cut the costs of the health insurance system so we could all afford greater access to health care. what this medicare actuary said it is going to what they call ben the cost curve up to state cost will rise over time they won't fall down. that's what mr. obama said. they project over the next 10 years that the increase in the cost of medicare is going to be 200 billion dollars that a big number twice the size of the california budget. >> greta: is that in contrast to what the congressional budget office said? >> a higher number. >> greta: now we've got two very different numbers. did they use different methodology at arriving at the numbers? >> medicare they think the cost are
FOX News
Jan 24, 2010 6:00pm EST
their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >>> with a bic win in massachusetts, senate republican are reassessing chances in the november elections. joining us one the gop senate leaders john cornyn of texas and welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> how will you vote on giving federal reserve chairman ben bernanke a secon
FOX News
Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
from medicare over ten years the cbo said that course of action would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there is a number of things that make that implausible, dubious. >> such as expanding medicaid, shifting some cost to cash-strapped states or double counting savings in medicare, by saying they'd extend the life of the program, but also spending the money elsewhere. >> you it wi literally can't sp the same dollar twice. it won't work. >> then there is the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo the previous effort to reduce medicare spending. under the current law, dockerors seeing the elderly will have a fee cut next year. they were worried about the effect so they removed it from the reform bill. >> the biggest hole in financing they left out the doc fix. >>> if it were counted the bill shifts from reducing the deficit to make it worse because the doc fix would cost $210 billion. congress still has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it separately, but simply added the cost to the deficit, which troubles democratic centrists. >> the question is how will that be fin
FOX News
Jan 17, 2010 6:00pm EST
and think it's a terrible proposal. it's gonna cut medicare, raise taxes and insurance premiums they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there's an election where we can have an impact on it. quite a phenomenon. >> brit: let's assume the election is held and brown is the apparently winner, republican brown. what does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's -- late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the new senator's seated or not, do you not? >> interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and focus on that first step is to see what the people of massachusetts say tuesday. then everybody will be looking at the pros says after that >> brit: is there any doubt in your mind that the winner, if it's brown would be sworn in promptly? in time to vote on the next -- in the next round of votes on health care? >> the winner whoever it is, should be sworn in promptly, there are ways democrats could interrupt that pro
FOX News
Jan 9, 2010 2:30pm EST
. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >> we'll have the negotiations televised on c-span. broadcasting those on c-span. that's why i want to open we'll have everybody open around the table and all of it on c-span. all of this will be done on c-span in front of the public. >> we're still going to have a bunch of this stuff on c-span. we're goi
FOX News
Jan 5, 2010 1:00am EST
welfare bear a very large burden to add those additional medicare recipients. nebraska has been let off the hook in the senate version. it is unfair. we think it is unconstitutional. >> greta: would you be more favorable if nebraska get the special deal? >> greta, i don't think it is up to the ag's to get into the public policy of good health care. i think it is our job to point out, on behalf of the states, legal problems with it. we feel strongly that discriminating against 49 states in favor of nebraska, just to get a 60th vote is not an expenditure on a rational basis. >> greta: your letter to the speaker and senate majority leader dated december 30th. i take it you have not gotten a response yet, is that right? >> we have not yet, no. senator nelson did contact one of us and said call often dogs we'll do something about this. >> greta: he contacted the south carolina ag; is that right? >> correct. >> greta: in the event the final bill agreed upon between the house and the senate has that special deal for nebraska, do you intend to file a lawsuit? if so, against whom? >> there will
FOX News
Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
, it will save us money by making cuts to medicare. yet, at the same time they're expanding medicare and medicaid. medicare is a program with $74 trillion in liability. already, again, the idea, get as many people on government assistance as possible. does that sound like that's what is possibly going on here today in america? this latest class of progressives has taken the c canloward piven to new level. tarp money. people who didn't deserve it. if you are a bank and can't figure out the guy at the car wash can't afford a $2 million house, you don't deserve to be a bank. but, barney frank and his friends threatened the the banks and said if you don't give out the risky loans to people who can't afford them, well, then you have us to deal with. even the guy who signed off on tarp, progressive himself, george bush warned that tighter restrictions and regulations were needed for fannie and freddie. a progressive saying fannie and freddie is in trouble. he didn't warn once or twice, he warned 17 times. the stimulus package, millions of dollars. going to fund non-existent projects in districts that d
FOX News
Jan 5, 2010 10:00pm EST
it. i don't see how you can take a program that is so indebted as medicare and inlarge it and say you are saving money it doesn't work. >> reporter: are you on medicare? >> yes. >> reporter: you are worried in this legislation that it is going to benefit you? >> it won't benefit me. it won't benefit america either. >> reporter: here in the doctor's office numbers two and three, sir what is your name? >> robert bentley. >> reporter: mr. bentley how do you feel about the legislation out of washington? >> i think it stinks. >> reporter: why don't you like it? >> i think they are giving the seniors a rough deal. i don't think harry reid is doing the job he's supposed to do. >> reporter: he's up for reelection here he may want to hear your message. how do you feel about the legislation in washington? >> i'm concerned. i know that i don't understand everything about it. but what i have read and heard people talk about, i am concerned as a senior citizen what it is going to do to our medicare. >> reporter: number four here what is your name? >> sylvia garcia. >> reporter: what do you think a
FOX News
Jan 16, 2010 2:30pm EST
medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm dan weston. we're experts at getting you the scooter or power chair you need. in fact, if we pre-qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. call the number on your screen for free information. >> get ready for a double dip recession this year. if the democrats get their way, that's the warning from the president of the chamber of commerce this week. and jonathan says the new tax in the health care bill just guaranteed it. why do you say that? >> well, when you come right down to it, cheryl. the essence of this health care reform is taxing productive investment productivity for redistribution in a public entitlement program
FOX News
Jan 26, 2010 9:00am EST
security, medicare and medicaid or as i mentioned, the military. the white house could be up for a fight because already we're hearing from house democrats who say a freeze will hurt the recovery, the president will likely talk about that tomorrow night in the state of the union address. in a minute, one minute exactly, karl rove reacts to that. martha: seeing of that, the new call for fiscal restaint comes less than a year after the president signed an appropriations bill that critickings say was lowed down -- say was loaded down with pork, they found lawmakers in washington just one day away from president obama's first state of the union address. we're joined now by karl rove, bill. bill: karl rove, former senior adviser, deputy chief of staff to president george bush and fox news contributor. want to talk to you about what's going to happen tomorrow night and i've got a list for you, my friend. by the way, how are you? >> doing well, thank you. bill: first on spending the president will propose a spending freeze, house democrats are balking, saying it's not the way to get get -- to g
FOX News
Jan 26, 2010 11:00am EST
entitlement programs like social security and medicare would escape any budget cuts. molly henneberg is live for us at the white house, so i guess the question here, molly, what is included and what is excluded in the spending freeze? >> reporter: hi, jon, the president wants to hold spending at 2010 levels through 2013. but it would only apply to nondefense discretionary spending and that means spending for most governments, departments and agencies. about 17% of the total federal budget. so, what -- that is what would be included. what would be excluded includes the following: the cost of the wars in iraq an afghanistan. foreign aid. homeland security and veterans administration. social security. medicare. medicaid. and those last three there alone, social security, medicare, medicaid, make up 59% of all federal spending each year and they would not be touched by the spending freeze. >> how much money do you save if you freeze these discretionary items. >> reporter: the white house says, if you did it for 2011 it would save between 10 and $15 billion and the white house projects, hey if yo
FOX News
Jan 30, 2010 11:00am EST
, this is off the table. defense, medicare, medicaid, homeland security. when ever anybody tells you your budget is safe, it's going to bloat and have waste in it. those are the areas we have to cut, the sacred cow. >> fdr also raised taxes. that had something to do with the economy going down massive tax increases, including excise taxes on people, and a tight monetary policy. it wasn't the spending that did it. we cut spending in the early 20s. >> i can't tell you how much, david, that this tax -- excuse me, this spending freeze is so fake. it cements in place the stimulus spending and the budget inflation under obama. that's up by 22, 25%. that's not a spending freeze. it's 25 billion over every year over ten years and that's a drop in the bucket in a multi trillion dollar budget deficit. >> they're saying the spending is a drop in the bucket. we haven't gone halfway where we should. >> we need a real jobs program. >> what do you call $800 billion? >> i don't usually -- is that change to you? >> it's only a start. it wasn't enough. unemployment is still at 10%. and clinton is talking about cu
FOX News
Jan 3, 2010 9:00pm EST
it huz duz for medicare. >> it if it's so important why s it take four-years to get there? why don't they start acting now? >> remember the town hall took place a lot this summer. one woman made a lot of national attention was katie abe grams. she then became a guest on this program right here. but you may remember this from this past yie. >> i don't believe this is just about healthcare. it's not about tarp, it's not about left and right. this is about the system attic dismantling of this country. i am 35 years old i have never been interested in politics. you have awakened sleeping giants. >> you are going to bankrupt this country you and the democrats and you are making a mistake. >> let me respond. i don't understand your mentality. what do you think you accomplish by yelling? what do you accomplish by yelling? >> let us ask the question. >> ask the question, please. >> i got news for you. you and your cronies in the government do this kind of stuff all of the time. >> i don't like the fact that my elected officials are running around calling me unamerican, a rabble rouser, a m
FOX News
Jan 4, 2010 6:00pm EST
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FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 4:00pm EST
around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your mobility and your life. one medicare benefit that, with private insurance, may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. hi i'm doug harrison. we're experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need. in fact, if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement and medicare denies your claim, we'll give you your new power chair or scooter free. i didn't pay a penny out of pocket for my power chair. with help from the scooter store, medicare and my insurance covered it all. call the scooter store for free information today. >> gregg: now back to the devastation in haiti. in times of trouble, many of us turn to god. we do so obviously in haiti as well, but as you probably know, voodoo is also big in haiti and in the mist of this, many are clinging to the voodoo faith. maim any? >> we found
FOX News
Dec 31, 2009 9:00pm EST
health insurance. >> so you want government to take it all over. >> just like it does for medicare, for people whoever over 65. >> why should everyone take care of the people that are uninsured? >> why does it take four years to get there? why don't they start taxing us now? sean: the remember the town halls that took place a lot this summer? one woman that made a lot of national attention was katie abrams. she then became a guest on this program right here. but you may remember this from this past year. >> i don't believe this is just about health care. it's not about tarp, it's not about left and right. this is about the systematic dismantling of this country. i'm only 35 years old. i have never been interested in politics. you have awakened sleeping giants. >> you're going to bankrupt this country, you and the democrats, and you are making a mistake. >> i'm sorry, sir, but i don't understand your mentality. what do you think you accomplish by yelling? what do you accomplish by yelling? >> hello! let us ask the question. >> can i ask a question, please? >> i've got news for you,
FOX News
Jan 6, 2010 1:00am EST
as medicare and enlarge it and say you are saving money. doesn't work. >>reporter: are you on medicare e.yes. >>reporter: you are worried in this legislation that it will benefit you. >> it won't benefit me. won't benefit america either. >>reporter: here this the doctor office numbers 2 and 3 speak to us. what is your name. >> robert bentley. >>reporter: mr. bently, how do you feel about the legislation coming out of washington? >> i think it stinks. >>reporter: why don't you like it? >> i think they are giving senior sentence a rough deal. i don't think harry reid is doing the job he's supposed to do. >>reporter: he's up for reelection in nevada so he may want to hear your message. mr mrs. bent lehow do you feel about the legislation in washington. >> i'm concerned. i know i don't understand everything about it but what i have read and heard people talk about, i am concerned as a senior citizen. what it is going to do to our medicare. >>reporter: number 4 here in the doctor clinic. what is your name ma'am. >> sylvia garcia. >>reporter: what do you think about the legislatio
FOX News
Jan 9, 2010 4:00pm EST
billion from medicare. that would reduce the deficit by more than $130 billion. >> there are a number of things that make that highly implausible. >> such as covering the uninsured by sending medicaid, shifting costs to cash strapped states. or double counting savings in medicare, also spending the money elsewhere. >> you can't spend the same dollar twice. >> then there is something called the doctor fix in medicare, a move to undo what they did in medicare spending. under current law, doctors that treat the elder would face a 21% cut. so they simply removed it from the reform bill. >> biggest hole in the financing is the fact that they have left out. >> reducing the deficit to making it worse because the doc fix would cost some $210 billion. congress has to fix it anyway, so the house passed it but added to the deficit. >> how will that be financed or will it be financed? that is an open question. >> reporter: cuts to doctors and early attempt to cutting medicare spending never took place why critics are skeptical. as the new ri forms kick in, medicare goes into huge financial troubl
FOX News
Jan 7, 2010 1:00am EST
in the medicare prescription drug plan. that's the deal. that's not anywhere written. that's not going to get done until after the health care bill plan passes. >>reporter: well thank you senator. >> my pleasure. >>reporter: california governor schwarzenegger just turned into a terminator in a stunning reversal. governor schwarzenegger just came out against the democrat plan for health care reform. our own griff is in california. griff griff, he was for the plan health care reform plan. now the governor is against it. what happened? >> that's right, greta. the governor was president obama's biggest if not only republican national supporter but we are here at the capitol in sacramento where earlier today the governor slammed the health care legislation. take a look at what he said. >> now congress is about to pile billions more on the california with new health care bill. as you know i enthusiastically supported health care reform it is not reform to push more cost on the state that already struggling while other states are getting sweet heart deals. health care reform started as noble
FOX News
Jan 11, 2010 6:00am EST
. it will cost us more? >> the center for medicare services says it will cost .6%, almost 1% more. so democrats are saying, hey, this is pretty good. only 1% increase. we're having tremendous increases every year. although this past year we had the lowest increase in a long time. a little over 4% based on the recession. however, that's not the real story. the real story in that report also says that doctors and hospitals will find it unprofitable, perhaps, to take medicare and may, in fact, move away from accepting medicare patients. >> that's the real take away in that report. >> then if -- if the pool of doctors who take medicare patients shrinks, does that lead to what some have referred to as rationing simply because there will be fewer to pick from? >> absolutely. in an alcoholic since, rationing and leads to increased prices for health consumers based on demand, and what it's going to lead to is we have now medicare increases of about 8% a year historically. the government is saying with this plan, we're going to cut medicare a half trillion dollars. can that really be done based upon the
FOX News
Jan 21, 2010 4:00pm EST
healthcare, i don't want you melding in the private marketplace and keep your hand off my medicare. [ laughter ] true story. forget the truck. everybody can buy a truck. >> neil: larry says the president's not fooling anyone here. larry, you're saying he sending mixed messages. explain. >> absolutely. he's not a natural pop list. he cool rather than hot. he's intellectual. he's a teddy -- he's not a teddy roosevelt. he's like woodrow wilson. writes his own speeches. he's very prove soral which is a good thing. it doesn't mix with being pop list. a poplist has to have the fire in the belly, has to be somebody who can go after big institutions. in that case attack big business the way republican populous attacked government. it doesn't mix well with the cool persona in a is barack obama. >> we're told in the meetings, while he's ripping them a new one in public venues, when he meets in a room, it's friendly and gentlemanly and that says some mixed messages, right? >> sure. and people -- people are not stupid. they sense this. this is more of a pose. why is the pose being struck? it's
FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 12:00am EST
it mean for obama? obama is just trying to perpetrate big government. obama is trying to cut medicare. there's some who think if obama loses, we win. >> sean: joining me reaction to all this karl rove the architect. i guess talking in the third person -- did you notice how angry he was today? >> yeah, absolutely. he did try and cut medicare. there was a reason people were saying that he laid out a plan to cut medicare by 456 billion dollars. of course people were saying obama is trying to cut medicare. i was amazed about that speech, he went on to say, look i've been trarpbs transparent in washington that's why people -- why people are up sent. didn't we see him conduct negotiations on the health care bill behind closed doors not on c-span as he promised? he said i'm the guy cutting waste and fraud out of the government. please, tell us where mr. president? last year he said i'm going to cut 100 million dollars in savings out of the budget that was 0.0003/100 of 1% of the budget. 3 vannatter 1,000% of the budget. it took weeks. finally he said i've been confronted on health care by th
FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 5:00am EST
government. obama is trying to cut medicare. there's some who think if obama loses, we win. >> sean: joining me reaction to all this karl rove the architect. i guess talking in the third person -- did you notice how angry he was today? >> yeah, absolutely. he did try and cut medicare. there was a reason people were saying that he laid out a plan to cut medicare by 456 billion dollars. of course people were saying obama is trying to cut medicare. i was amazed about that speech, he went on to say, look i've been trarpbs transparent in washington that's why people -- why people are up sent. didn't we see him conduct negotiations on the health care bill behind closed doors not on c-span as he promised? he said i'm the guy cutting waste and fraud out of the government. please, tell us where mr. president? last year he said i'm going to cut 100 million dollars in savings out of the budget that was 0.0003/100 of 1% of the budget. 3 vannatter 1,000% of the budget. it took weeks. finally he said i've been confronted on health care by the special interests. were you the guy who started off by putting
FOX News
Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
programs like social security and medicare represent socialism and should have never been created in the first place? gosh, democrats, this is a scary question. another trap. you know what? it's only scary if you don't know who you are or what you believe in. i'm an american. i read. i believe in the constitution. and, of course, social security and medicare represent socialism. and should have never been created. since f.d.r. and his progressive buddies started social security, not our founding fathers, that should be fairly obvious to people. speaking by the way of f.d.r.'s progressive buddies, do you know who created social security? it was a guy named harry hopkins. the closest advisor to f.d.r. he was also accused of being a spy. he had a relationship with sta stalin and was one of the few people who could talk to stalin and get him to accomplish foreign policy. just remember, hopkins, same guy, created social security. so, let me tell you about social security. another recipient named ida may fuller. she was the first person to receive a monthly benefit. she worked for three
FOX News
Jan 28, 2010 10:00pm EST
medicare for seniors and stop insurance company abuses let me know. one of the criticisms the democrats have had of republicans you have no ideas and you are not helping, republicans say we are cut out of the deal, what is it? >> it is interesting he posed that question i had given a number of ideas in the direction that health care should take and unfortunately those ideas weren't incorporated. went into a different direction since i voted in the finance committee at that point hit considerable concerns but i thought it deserved continuing the process and seeing what we could do to bill the bridges. >> greta: seemed to be a couple layers in health care. one is substance. the second part is whether or not republicans are included in the discussion or not women? i talked to democrats they say republicans are obstructionists. republicans say they won't even include us. you have been in a unique position for a little while in december where you steam -- you seemed to be able to talk to democrats. are the republicans included in this discussion or not? >> they haven't been. they might have
FOX News
Jan 5, 2010 4:00am EST
by president obama as a national model for official healthcare stopped accepting medicare patients at one of its arizona facilities. more than 3,000 patients eligible for medicare will be forced to pay cash if they want to continue seeing their doctors at the mayo glendale clinic. the organization lost $840 million last year on medicare and that the program's payments only cover about 50% of its costs. the spokesman says mayo will assess the glendale situation and "to see if it could have implications beyond arizona." >>> nebraska democratic senator ben nelson has asked south carolina republican attorney general henry mcmaster to forego legal action against the senate healthcare reform bill. mcmassster a leader of a group of 13 public attorneys general leading the lawsuit. politico reports they asked that mcmaster "call off the dugs." he had not asked for the horn huskier kickback to be inserted in the bill but that it was inserted as a mark sore that medicare we imburstment would go to every state. but the democratic leadership made no mention of a plan to expand nebraska's deal to the r
FOX News
Jan 11, 2010 10:00pm EST
has a sweetheart deal to let people out of medicare advantage. he has a deal for a number of counties in florida. 13 different democrat senators have said, we want something special for us. harry reid said if you didn't get something special for you, you are not doing a good job. >> greta: did any republican senator get any special care in this health care bill? >> not that i saw. i think the bill is terrible and i think the republicans uniformly saw that, it raises taxes, cuts medicare and it is going to cause families in america to have their premiums go up and even the medicare people say that >> greta: do you believe that senator ben nelson we he accepted his 300 million, do you believe he was thinking that every state should and would get that? >> no, not at all. >> greta: what is that? >> winston churchill would have called it a term logical inexactitude. he to come up with something that's the best he could come up with. he said on the principle of where he stood on federal funding and abortion. then he gives into language not the language that people who feel that way wanted.
FOX News
Jan 18, 2010 2:00am EST
looked at this health care bill and think it's a terrible proposal. it's gonna cut medicare, raise taxes and insurance premiums they want us to stop it. all of a sudden they realize there's an election where we can have an impact on it. quite a phenomenon. >> brit: let's assume the election is held and brown is the apparently winner, republican brown. what does that mean for the term in office of paul kirk the interim senator, the democrat serving out the balance of senator kennedy's -- late senator kennedy's term? does his term end on the day of the election so that whether the new senator's seated or not, do you not? >> interesting academic question. what we have to do is wait until the election is held and focus on that first step is to see what the people of massachusetts say tuesday. then everybody will be looking at the pros says after that >> brit: is there any doubt in your mind that the winner, if it's brown would be sworn in promptly? in time to vote on the next -- in the next round of votes on health care? >> the winner whoever it is, should be sworn in promptly, there are way
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Jan 30, 2010 4:00pm EST
, a spending freeze on everything from social security and medicare and medicaid. and fiscal commission, it would be a weaker version what just got defeated in the senate. he mixed it up with republicans over the economy in baltimore. at one point he complained the question was be a example of how hard it was to have a bipartisan conversation. he is another take on the meeting. >> i said i haven't been an obstructionist. you haven't been the one that has been following through. but that is the dialogue we need. if we get the house democrats to come in, we would have a lot of progress. >> former president george h.w. bush and his son jeb paid a call in the office. mr. bush was in town for a meeting. >> julie: caroline, thank you very much. >> gregg: house speaker nancy pelosi insisting this week the push for health care reform is alive and well. she she is saying that the house will implement several strategies to get a reform bill passed whether that works or not. what does it mean for the political landscape in the upcoming midterm elections. by ron york, chief correspondent for the wa
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Jan 31, 2010 12:00pm EST
programs. the fastest growing parts won't be cut, including medicare, medicaid, social security, national security and veterans programs. listen to both sides' take on the freeze. >> the president will outline steps tomorrow, including freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending, spending that's almost doubled. >> the spending freeze is on an 84% increase he signed into law. the freeze is delayed one year so it's not fiscal discipline. >> according to the white house the freeze would save $250 billion over the decade. >> thank you very much. another busy week for president obama. tomorrow as caroline said he'll outline his budget for 2010 and attend a meeting for the olympics. tuesday he goes to new hampshire and wednesday meets with a bipartisan group of governors to discuss energy policy. thursday he'll will he liver re-- deliver remarks at the national prayer breakfast. >> president obama called jobs the number one focus for this year. later on he urged lawmakers to keep on trying for an agreement on healthcare. but is there bipartisan on either issue? is it really possible? >> what th
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Jan 26, 2010 1:00pm EST
, and the last three, social security, medicare and medicaid, those three make up about 59 percent of all federal spending each year. they wouldn't be touched by this freeze. it's just the 17 percent of the budget that's the government agencies and programs and departments. trace: molly henneberg, live for us on the north lawn of the white house, thank you. as always, we want to hear from you, log on to foxnews.com and on the home page you'll see our you decide questions of the day. one of the them asks if you think a partial spending freeze is a good idea. click on the question and see the answer choices and click one of them to register your vote. you can also see how other people are answering by clicking the view results tab. it's all right there on foxnews.com. >> also an foxnews.com right now, if you wanted to hear the rest of that press briefing with robert gibbs, that's also an foxnews.com. >>> meanwhile two strong aftershocks rocking port-au-prince haiti, today, our fox team on the ground tells us the tremors felt moderately strong, strong enough to give them a scare and those aftershock
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Jan 20, 2010 10:00pm EST
taxes cut a half trillion from medicare affect veterans care i think we can do it better to be the 41st center and bring -- senator and bring it back to the drawing bore if you look at -- really almost a parochial manner we need to look out for massachusetts first. i've felt as a legislator and citizen i felt we haven't done that well. we've always thought about maybe washington first or the party first. the thing that i'm hearing throughout the state is, what about us? i was asked many times what kind of republican i would be? i didn't know how to answer that so i said i'm going to be a scott brown republican. maybe there's a new breed of republican coming to washington. somebody not beholding to the special interests of the party and will look to just to solve problems. i've always been that way. you remember, i supported clean elections. i'm a self-imposed term limits person. i believe strongly we are there to serve the people. we are there to do a . i, like many others throughout the country, when we're talking about what so and so said in his book and what so and so said here. my r
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Jan 24, 2010 2:00pm EST
't want premiums to go up, taxes go up, they didn't want us to take money from medicare to create a entitlement program and were scared about the spending and debt in washington. if the what you say and democrats didn't get the message they missed the point of what happened in massachusetts. >> on the other hand you just heard robert gibbs site a pole that indicates that they want scott brown to come in and work with democrats and they're not -- they want some healthcare bill, just not the one being passed. there are some positives there, so what about his argument that in fact there isn't in complete rejection of the obama agenda. >> i think so the message that scott brown effectively gave in massachusetts -- by the way, he's entitled to the lion's share of the credit with the right message at the right time but the message was not let's tweak this around the edges. it's about starting over. if that's what the white house wants to do, there are a lot of republicans that would like to work with them to do things that bring down the cost of healthcare and will make it more affordab
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Jan 25, 2010 2:00am EST
't want us to take money from medicare to create a entitlement program and were scared about the spending and debt in washington. if the what you say and democrats didn't get the message they missed the point of what happened in massachusetts. >> on the other hand you just heard robert gibbs site a pole that indicates that they want scott brown to come in and work with democrats and they're not -- they want some healthcare bill, just not the one being passed. there are some positives there, so what about his argument that in fact there isn't in complete rejection of the obama agenda. >> i think so the message that scott brown effectively gave in massachusetts -- by the way, he's entitled to the lion's share of the credit with the right message at the right time but the message was not let's tweak this around the edges. it's about starting over. if that's what the white house wants to do, there are a lot of republicans that would like to work with them to do things that bring down the cost of healthcare and will make it more affordable. >> let me ask you about healthcare. if democrats and
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Jan 27, 2010 4:00pm EST
unusual because it addresses so little spending, nondiscretionary spending, medicare, medication and social security and defense off the table on the freeze. it is a start and evan bayh from indiana is encouraged by that. senator, good to have you, thanks for coming. >> good to be with you, neil. >> this start, a lot of folks in the other party have said it's not enough of one. in fact it's a joke. the savings we're talking about over ten years, $250 billion, might seem like a lot but in the scheme of spending, closing in on $20 trillion, chump change. what do you say? >> well, i think you've got to have merit to both arguments. it's a significant start and neil you know that by the fact the president is roundly criticized by some segments to want more spending and debt. $250 billion is a important down payment but we need more. there are other parts of the budget this does not touch. that's why which tried to have a long-term commission to wrestle with those problems but the fact the president is willing to step up and freeze this rapidly growing parts of the boing and it's back
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Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
insurance and effort to fix the earlier cuts to doctors under medicare, all of which can add to costs but are not counted. >> we believe the american people need to understand that then the cost to government state and federal is $2.1 trillion. >> perhaps we should call this the mark mcgwire bill. why? because spending is on steroids and there is no transparency. >> the president wasn't at the meeting the entire time but the meeting went on for hours as the democrats struggled to find common ground between the house and senate. new york democrat charles rangel says the democrats are facing serious problems on both sides of the capital. getting a bill passed at all. tomorrow, the president will try to improve the chances by going to capitol hill to make a personal plea to all house democrats. bret? >> bret: okay. we'll stay on it. jim, thank you. we will look at the effect of the haiti earthquake and the u.s. response when the fox all-stars join me after the break. hi, may i help you? we're shopping for car insurance, and our friends said we should start here. good friends -- we compar
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